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Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the river.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Kankakee. For links to other places called Kankakee, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Kankakee is 41.12N. The longitude is -87.861W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,995.


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Median household income
Local
$30,469
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kankakee demographic reports
Kankakee is on the Kankakee River, at the Indiana border.
Well-known residents have included:
· Fred MacMurray, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Kankakee County Fair - Aug. 1-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kankakee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Warren Hickox House, Kankakee County Museum
Colleges and universities: Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 89

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kankakee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kankakee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kankakee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60915 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Kankakee residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kankakee ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kankakee was $15,479, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Kankakee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Kankakee include Riverview Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kankakee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.


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Libraries in Kankakee include Kankakee Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kankakee include Daily Journal

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Politics

Kankakee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kankakee political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kankakee workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kankakee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Kankakee include Americas Best Value Inn Kankakee, Lee's Inn.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IL communities named Kankakee:
  �Kankakee County township

IL communities formerly known as Kankakee:
  �Bradley, Kankakee County

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